"Well that was close," Mary thought as a baseball whizzed by her head. | Surely Mary began to feel lucky , she had just got her hair done for the dance that night. | As she threw the ball back, it ignited. | The ball appeared to pick up speed as it disappeared from sight, travelling into the sky. Mary felt different. Stronger. Throwing the ball into space was almost effortless. Her parents told her their family was different, but they didn't say how.